San Diego County Fair

Parking

Alice found only one way to get to Wonderland and that was through the Rabbit Hole. But we have many parking options at the Fair, so we created two parking charts, one for on-site parking and one for off-site parking, so you have the information at a glance.

Parking costs range from free (certain days and locations only) to $20.00. Please note that Horsepark is now a nominal fee of $5.00 to park and ride the shuttle. And yes, we still have the double-deckers operating from there! We look forward to your visit!

Parking lots open an hour or two before the gates open, and close about an hour after the Fairgrounds close for the night. See the See the General Information section for opening and closing hours.

 

Parking on the Fairgrounds

Day and hours
each lot is open
Fairgrounds
parking lots
Preferred
Parking
Friday,
June 3
(Opening Day)

1:00PM to closing

1:00PM-closing

Saturdays,
Sundays

8:00AM-closing

8:00AM-closing

Wednesday
-Friday,
June 8-10

9:00AM-closing

9:00AM-closing

Tuesdays-Fridays
starting June 15

9:00AM-closing

9:00AM-closing

Monday,
July 4
(Closing Day)
8:00AM-closing 8:00AM-closing
Cost
(cash only)

$10.00, car or motorcycle
$20.00, RV or oversized vehicle

$20.00, car or motorcycle; no RVs or oversized vehicles

SDCF ADA

Additional information is on the Patrons with Disabilities page in the Guest Services section.

 

  • No same-day in-and-out privileges in paid parking lots. If you need to leave and return the same day, you will need to pay again for parking (remember to have your hand stamped for re-admission to the Fair itself).

  • Dropping someone off? Use the drop-off area on the east side of the main parking lot, just inside the lot's entrance. Drivers using this lot to drop off and pick up passengers must remain with their vehicle.

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    Automobile Club of Southern CaliforniaThe Automobile Club of Southern California will offer free emergency road service to all guests (battery jump and keys-locked-in-car services). Available every day in the Fairís parking lots from noon to 8:00PM. (Not available in the off-site lots.)

     

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    Parking at Off-Site Lots

    Day and hours
    each lot is open
    Horsepark
    Equestrian
    Center
    Torrey Pines
    High School
    MiraCosta
    College
    San Elijo
    Campus
    Friday,
    June 3
    (Opening Day)

    1:00PM-closing

    not available

    not available

    Saturdays,
    Sundays

    9:00AM-closing

    9:00AM-closing

    9:00AM-closing

    Wednesday
    -Friday,
    June 8-10

    10:00AM-closing

    not available

    not available

    Tuesdays-Fridays
    starting June 15

    10:00AM-closing

    Noon-closing

    not available

    Monday,
    July 4
    Monday
    (Closing Day)

    9:00AM-closing

    9:00AM-closing

    9:00AM-closing

    Cost
    (cash only)

    $5.00; includes shuttle to O'Brien (main) Gate

    Free; includes shuttle to O'Brien (main) Gate

    Free; includes shuttle to O'Brien (main) Gate

    SDCF ADA

    Each parking lot has designated parking for disabled patrons. Lift-equipped shuttles are available from each off-site lot. Additional information is on the Patrons with Disabilities page in the Guest Services section.

     

    • No same-day in-and-out privileges in paid parking lots. If you need to leave and return the same day, you will need to pay again for parking (remember to have your hand stamped for re-admission to the Fair itself).

    • In the three off-site lots:

      • Shuttle buses leave every 15-20 minutes.

      • No eating, drinking or smoking on the buses.

      • Off-site lots are lighted.

      • Certain items may not be brought into the Fair, and may be confiscated at the gate. Please read our Can I Bring... page before you board the bus.

     

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    Ride your bike to the Fair!

    Bicycles

    Bike racks are at the O'Brien Gate (informally, the main gate) and the West Gate (near the Fun Zone). Lock your bike at either location, using your own lock, at no charge.

    Search for bike routes with:
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    Google map of bike trails, dedicated bike lanes and bicycle-friendly roads.

    You may take your bicycle on the COASTER train and BREEZE buses. Please see the North County Transit District website for more information.